Our Mentors

 

Mr. Chuck Woods, Lead Mentor

Mr. Woods is the technology and shop teacher at Oakville Trafalgar High School. "I have been a tool and die maker and mold maker for the last 20 years. I have developed products and systems in many areas of industry from conception through prototyping and manufacturing. I am a successful and creative person with strong organizational and problem-solving skills, qualities that seem to fit well in FIRST®. When I started with FIRST, I had no clue as to the depth and breadth of this after-school program. After joining and seeing firsthand the diversity of the members and the complex tasks that they accomplish, I knew I wanted to contribute to this program. I have a good knowledge of SolidWorks (a 3-dimensional modeling package) and Mastercam (software to control Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment). I see FIRST Robotics as a critical program to develop the leaders of tomorrow and I look forward to seeing them achieve great things."

 

Mr. Andrew Palmer

Mr. Palmer is a technology and computer engineering teacher at Oakville Trafalgar High School. He is a returning mentor to the team and has been a mentor for the team for several years.

 

David Chataway

David is one of our technical mentors. He helps out with programming and electrical as well as in the shop. He currently works for Hatch, an engineering consultancy in Mississauga.

 

Jamie Sinn

Jamie is a team alumnus. He participated on the team for 3 years and presently helps out with technical and non-technical aspects of the team. He is currently at Sheridan College for Information Systems Security.

 

Katlin Walsh

Katlin is a team alumnus. She participated on the team for 2 years and currently helps out with non-technical aspects of the team. She is currently at Sheridan College for Interaction Design.

 

Eric Morden

Eric is a team alumnus. He participated on the team for 4 years and was the team co-captain in his Grade 11 year. He presently helps with the non-technical aspects of the team. He is currently taking a GAP year and will be heading to university in the fall.